Top 12 Tips for Making Brake Replacements a Safe, Silent Success
As the result of an influx of braking jobs coming in with the easing of lockdown measures, WhoCanFixMyCar.com have asked leading automotive brake systems specialist, Brembo, to share their checklist for safer, vibration-free braking for the UK’s garages.
Replacing brake discs and pads might be a relatively routine job, but that doesn’t make them easy to get right! The extreme forces, speeds and conditions placed on modern brake systems means that even if you’ve fitted the new parts entirely correctly, other factors may still cause irritating squeaks or rattles – and even safety issues.
“Noises and squeaks from the braking system are rarely due to defects or poor quality of the new component itself,” confirms Marco Moretti, Aftermarket Marketing Director at Brembo. “More often they are caused by other, worn braking system components that have deteriorated over time, preventing the pads and discs from operating effectively.”
For this reason, he says that it’s important to cast an eye over the whole braking system when replacing any item. “When you’re changing discs and pads, don’t limit yourself to just replacing the two main wear components. Instead, make sure you carry out a more complete check-up on the entire braking system,” he explains.
Here is Brembo’s 12-point brake maintenance checklist:
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